Today is Monday, March 23rd, 2020; Karen's Korner #4171

"May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you all of His blessings, and great peace of heart and mind."

This is a greeting written by Paul to the church in Corinth (I Corinthians 1:3 LAB), but it could also be our greeting today.

The Bible Commentary on this verse:  "In a world of noise, confusion, and relentless pressures, people long for peace. Many give up the search, thinking it impossible to find, but true peace of heart and mind is available through faith in Jesus Christ."

This is a prayer posted on facebook by Patty Paul, who worked for First Citizens Bank and was the tour guide for many of the bank's senior trips, before she retired. I didn't ask her permission to share it this way, but it was on facebook!

"Dearest Heavenly Father, thank You for all the wonderful Blessings You give us each and every day. LORD thank You for Your Grace and Mercy and Forgiveness You give to us through Your Son Jesus.

"LORD we are facing a very bad disease known to us as COVID-19, I know You know all about it. LORD I'm asking you help us to contain and control  the virus; that you give healing to those who have contracted it; give protection to those who don't . LORD please bring our spirits together, even though we can't come together physically.

"LORD thank You for hearing this and all our prayers. We know we are not worthy but we also know how Loving You are. We know only through You, can we overcome this pandemic.

"We pray this prayer in the Mighty and Glorious name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, Amen."